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Verreaux's Eagle-Owl - Kruger National Park

Verreaux's Eagle-Owl - Kruger National Park

Verreaux's Eagle-Owl, Bubo lacteus (also known as the Milky Eagle Owl, Giant Eagle Owl), is a member of the family Strigidae and is the largest African owl. This owl is claimed to be the world's third largest owl; after the Blakiston's Fish Owl and Eurasian Eagle-Owl.

Verreaux's Eagle-Owl ranges from 66–75 cm (26–30 in) in length. This species can attain a wingspan 2 m (6.5 ft) and weighs from 1600 to 3115 grams (equal to 3.5 to 7 pounds). In appearance, they are distinguished by a whitish oval disk face with a black border, pink eyelids,orange eyes and two feather tufts on their ears. Their feathers are dark brown on top and light grey below.